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Kate Middleton wears green anorak for new Early Years video 

Kate Middleton was effortlessly elegant today as she donned a £379 trendy wax jacket  from Alexa Chung’s Barbour collection to unveil the results of her Early Years survey.

The Duchess of Cambridge, 38,  delivered a keynote speech today during an online forum hosted by The Royal Foundation as she announced the findings of the biggest ever UK study on the early years.

Meanwhile the mother-of-three also appeared in a clip released on the Kensington Palace Twitter page to discuss one of the 5 Big Insights from the 5 Big Questions survey.

Kate opted for a relaxed white jumper, with a trendy £379 green anorak by Alexa Chung’s collaboration with Barbour and a set of £62 earrings from Welsh designer Hayley Jones. 

Kate Middleton, 38, was effortlessly elegant today as she donned a £379 trendy wax jacket from Alexa Chung’s Barbour line to unveil the results of her Early Years survey.

Speaking in the clip, she explained: ‘You have told us just how much you value friends and family.

‘But for much of this year, we have been separated from the people so many of us rely on.

‘Parental loneliness has increased from just 38 per cent before the pandemic, to 63 per cent during it.’

She continued: ‘Sadly there has also been a rise in the number of people seeking help.’ 

The Duchess of Cambridge opted for the £379 jacket, which features a trendy black and white checked lining, for the video appearance

The Duchess of Cambridge opted for the £379 jacket, which features a trendy black and white checked lining, for the video appearance

Kate wore her bouncy brunette locks styled in her signature side parting and opted for minimal makeup as she sported a simple smokey eye. 

Online, the jacket is described as ‘combining the label’s practical countryside clothing with the hustle and bustle of the city.’

Meanwhile, it’s description goes on to detail it is made in England from glossy waxed-cotton’ with ‘a soft corduroy collar and classic checked lining.’  

Alexa launched the collection with the popular British label last June and said at the time the line was inspired by Princess Margaret.

The mother-of-three wore her hair in her usual bouncy blow dry style, and opted for soft natural makeup for the occasion

The mother-of-three wore her hair in her usual bouncy blow dry style, and opted for soft natural makeup for the occasion

The model-cum-designer, who is known for her quirky and self-defined ‘grandma’ style, says she has worn Barbour jackets since she was a child, receiving her first hand-me-down age five. 

it’s not the first time the Duchess has worn an item from Alexa Chung’s collection with the outdoor jacket brand.

Earlier this year, she  stepped out in a shirt from the Alexa Chung collaboration with Barbour while visiting a local farm in County Meath.   

It comes after the Duchess spoke of her ambition to put the early years on an equal footing with the other great social challenges and opportunities of our time. 

Earlier this year, she stepped out in a shirt from the new Alexa Chung collaboration with Barbour while visiting a local farm in County Meath

Earlier this year, she stepped out in a shirt from the new Alexa Chung collaboration with Barbour while visiting a local farm in County Meath

Giving the keynote speech at an online forum, the Duchess, wearing a stylish £102 violet wool flannel blazer from Massimo Dutti, said: ‘We must do all we can to tackle these issues and to elevate the importance of the early years, so that together we can build a more nurturing society. 

Earlier this year, Kate encouraged parents and carers to take part in her ‘5 Big Questions’ survey.

This has now revealed the survey received over 500,000 responses, earlier this week saying: ‘Earlier this year we asked you five big questions about raising our under fives.

‘More than half a million of you answered that call. We’ve produced the UK’s biggest ever study on the early years.’ 

Earlier this week, the mother-of-threee revealed that 500,000 people responded to the UK-wide survey

Earlier this week, the mother-of-threee revealed that 500,000 people responded to the UK-wide survey 

The Five Big questions On The Under-Fives attracted over hundreds of thousands of responses after it was launched in January.

The month-long online poll, conducted by Ipsos Mori on behalf of Kate’s Royal Foundation, is thought to be the biggest survey of its kind and the data will guide the duchess’ future work. 

In February, the Duchess embarked on a UK-wide tour promoting the survey, visiting MiniBrum at ThinkTank, Birmingham Science Museum; Ely and Careau Children’s Centre in Cardiff and HMP Send near Woking.

She also met with families at an ice cream shop in Mumbles, South Wales, and at Stockwell Gardens Nursery & Pre-School, in London.  

In February, the Duchess embarked on a UK-wide tour promoting the survey, visiting MiniBrum at ThinkTank, Birmingham Science Museum

In February, the Duchess embarked on a UK-wide tour promoting the survey, visiting MiniBrum at ThinkTank, Birmingham Science Museum

The Duchess spoke at length about her survey while appearing on Giovanna Fletcher’s Happy Mum Happy Baby podcast, saying the project has been ‘quite a journey’ and that she’s ‘excited to talk about it a bit more publicly.’ 

The podcast focused on her early years work and landmark survey ‘5 Big Questions on the Under Fives’.

The Early Years episode discussed the 5 Big Questions on the Under Fives – a quick, online survey which aims to spark a national conversation on the early years that will ultimately help bring about positive, lasting change for generations to come.

It is designed to bring together the thoughts of as many people as possible – recognising that everyone has a role in ensuring strong, healthy foundations for the youngest in our society that will positively affect their lifelong outcomes.


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